#1
Im currently just have a small practice amp but am looking to buy like a half stack. i want something that can get me that 80s hair metal tone like poison, ratt, and dokken, and also like a heavier tone for like judas priest and ac/dc type stuff. what kind of amp or distortion boxes should i get? thanks
#3
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Specify your budget.


up to a thousand dollars i guess but i would like to not go that high. id rather get one used
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Quote by justinjc7
Im currently just have a small practice amp but am looking to buy like a half stack. i want something that can get me that 80s hair metal tone like poison, ratt, and dokken, and also like a heavier tone for like judas priest and ac/dc type stuff. what kind of amp or distortion boxes should i get? thanks


jcm 800 it will make your ears happy with joy
#5
This is screaming to me a Marshall JCM800 with a good O/D pedal.

EDIT:
TideBleach beat me to it.
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#6
If you really want a half stack dont cheap out.

with a grand you could get a Marshall JCM800 halfstack which will be perfect for the styles you listed.

EDIT: haha, beat by 2 other people with the same suggestion.
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If you really want a half stack dont cheap out.

with a grand you could get a Marshall JCM800 halfstack which will be perfect for the styles you listed.

EDIT: haha, beat by 2 other people with the same suggestion.


They are truely the best amp created imo.

So many reccomendations can't be wrong.
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#8
haha wow i think its pretty unanimous. are there any distortion boxes i should get for it too to get that tone.
#9
and another question. wat is the differnece between a jcm 800 and a jcm 900?
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Quote by justinjc7
and another question. wat is the differnece between a jcm 800 and a jcm 900?


a jcm 800 and jcm 900 are voiced a little differently. a jcm 800 has 1 channel (but there is a version with 2) and you really need to crank it to get the tone you want. with a jcm 900 you have 2 channels and reverb. also you dont have to crank it as loud to get the tone you want. the 900 has more gain im pretty sure. i love my jcm 900.
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Quote by justinjc7
haha wow i think its pretty unanimous. are there any distortion boxes i should get for it too to get that tone.

None, you just need the volume control

The Peavey Windsor is a viable alternative too...it's essentially a JCM800 clone but it's a fair bit cheaper.
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you dont need a halfstack, you wont be able to crank it. get a combo


wat kind of combo?
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Quote by justinjc7
and another question. wat is the differnece between a jcm 800 and a jcm 900?

For what you play, you don't want it- It's too modern-ly voiced.
Your best bets are a JCM800, Peavey Windsor or a Orange Rocker (maybe with an OD)

p.s. you don't need a halfstack- if you can get a combo, do it
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The Peavey Windsor is a viable alternative too...it's essentially a JCM800 clone but it's a fair bit cheaper.


+1, in the states it's pretty good value. i'd look elsewhere for the cab though.

also, if anything, ac/dc use a much less gainy tone than those other 80's bands like poison etc.
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#19
an 800?? not really. roll off the volume a bit. it will clean up a bit, but not much
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#20
well then should i get a dsl then so i could get two channels or is the jcm better?
#21
JCM800 is a lot better than the modern marshalls. Its also very loud and needs to be cranked quite a bit to sound its best.
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